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Wisconsin roundup: Walker wants to close juvenile prison sooner; more state news stories
Update: Fatal fire victim ID'd, cause points to 'unattended candle'
Schachtner defeats Jarchow in special election
Special election: Schachtner claims lead
Wisconsin roundup: Sparta arrest is Pierce County man's 6th for OWI; more state news stories
crime and courts
Wrestlers second at Stillwater
Raider swimmers sweep BRC foes
Boys basketball: Raider boys keep pace
Raiders power past Fusion
Where land and rivers meet the sea
Hudson native continues 75 years of Navy Seabee tradition
Coloring contest winners get prizes from Hudson Fire Department
Christmas Tour of Homes is puttin' on the glitz
PHOTOS: Hudson Rotary hosts annual Halloween parade
Pastoral viewpoint: The grace to let others help us
arts and entertainment
LIEN SALE NOTICE: 1/27/18, Eagle Storage - Hudson
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: John Patrick O'Neill Estate; Case No. 17-PR-117
HUDSON SCHOOL DISTRICT: 12/11/17 Board Meeting Minutes
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Edrys A. Heywood Estate; Case No. 18-PR-1
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: 1/31/18, 4 pm; St. Croix Self Service Storage
Croix Chordsmen want to serenade your Valentine
Jean Lundgren joins Keller Williams
Bakke Norman Attorneys Recognized by WI Super Lawyers Magazine
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Top 10: New development will replace old dog track
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Richard Conover, Jr.
Jane E. Johnson
Friday is 'Light Up Night' in Hudson
Viewpoint: How haste empowers the 'Shadow Legislature'
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Outdoor Happenings: The Deer Dilemma
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Schachtner defeats Jarchow in special election
April 26, 2015
Our View: Responsibilities don’t end once ban is lifted
Last week some rain finally fell. That eased our so-called drought caused by lack of winter snow. It also allowed the Hudson Fire Department to lift the early spring burn ban. Almost every year we get periodic burn bans during extreme dry weather, often in early spring or late...
April 26, 2015 - 10:50am
April 3, 2015
Our View: Important decisions in Tuesday’s election
Next Tuesday’s spring election has plenty of excitement and will hopefully attract a large number of voters. There are races in several municipalities, the board of education and regional and statewide candidates and issues. Six candidates are running for three spots on the...
April 3, 2015 - 10:39am
March 20, 2015
Doug's Diggings: Stadium improvements highlight spring baseball
I traveled to Fort Myers, Florida, the first week of March and got my first look at the second phase of remodeled Hammond Stadium, the spring...
March 20, 2015 - 10:07am
March 14, 2015
Get me the manager! Forever kissing the Irish: A Cheese State kid's first adventure
I had never seen an ocean. I had never even been east of Ohio. I had never really fallen in love. I was 20 years old, and I was bored with college and restless. One day, I spun a map of the United States around on my kitchen table with my eyes closed and stopped it with my index...
March 14, 2015 - 2:24am
March 13, 2015
Our View: Don't hold your breath for tax reciprocity
A glimmer of optimism broke through with last week’s revelation that Wisconsin and Minnesota were talking once again about tax reciprocity. But far bigger and far darker storm clouds of pessimism persist because Minnesota and Wisconsin have been talking for six long years already...
March 13, 2015 - 1:20am
March 7, 2015
Our View: Right to work - gets more attention than it deserves, but ...
Gov. Scott Walker’s budget has created a number of firestorms on a number of various fronts, but the one issue that has unions upset is the so-called right-to-work legislation. We suspect the political football involving Walker and unions has created much more hyperbol than this...
March 7, 2015 - 2:00am
February 28, 2015
Our View: Now is the time for 'community engagement'
As school officials look to the future, the board has come up with a concept of “community engagement.” If the last school referendum (which was handily defeated) proved anything, it was that the community felt they were not involved in the process. The public felt that not...
February 28, 2015 - 1:34am
February 19, 2015
Our View: Walker's budget may look different in the end
Many Wisconsinites, proud of the state’s educational system, are worried about its future in light of Gov. Walker’s proposed budget. They have reason to worry, but also there are reasons for hope. Gov. Scott Walker’s new biennium budget proposes cutbacks for K-12 public education....
February 19, 2015 - 8:44am
January 29, 2015
Judges made the right appointment
The judicial appointment of Kristi Severson to the position of County Clerk of Court happened without much fanfare, more than two months after last November’s election. In the end we agree with the judges’ appointment, but the case deserves a little scrutiny -- and maybe...
January 29, 2015 - 8:52am
January 26, 2015
Jan. 18: Most frustrating five minutes in football
”They had us Packer fans all sucked in, and then they pulled a ‘Viking.’ It was the most frustrating five minutes of football I’ve ever...
January 26, 2015 - 10:37am
September 3, 2014
Our View: Local Packer fans again denied TV games
With the National Football League starting this week, Packer fans are again facing a blackout involving their favorite team on television. Each year Packer games are blacked out when they conflict with Minnesota Viking televised games. Of course that’s because while in theory...
September 3, 2014 - 4:19pm
June 13, 2013
Our View: Congratulations to the Hudson High class of 2013
The Hudson High School class of 2013 -- over 400 students strong -- graduates Saturday night in ceremonies at Newton Field (HHS east gym in case of rain), and we wish each student the best in the years ahead. Graduation is always a proud moment for everyone involved. It's great for...
June 13, 2013 - 8:28am
June 5, 2013
Our View: Reminder of safety rules for summer swimming
Tragic accidents happen quickly. Drowning often occurs with many people, including adults, in and around swimming pools and beaches. Recent research by Johnson & Johnson shows that 88 percent of children who drowned were under adult supervision and that parents are overconfident...
June 5, 2013 - 11:39am
May 24, 2013
Our View: Take time to honor veterans on Memorial Day
Memorial Day is the day that Americans have set aside to remember those who gave their lives so that our country might live. Americans, who enjoy the peace purchased at the great price of death, should pay respect to all veterans who have made great sacrifices. We get that opportunity...
May 24, 2013 - 9:16am
May 22, 2013
Editorial: 'Drunkest state' - it's no joke
Stating the problem is easy. Finding the solution isn't. You'd be hard pressed to find anyone to deny that drunken driving is a huge problem in Wisconsin. But so far we've made little or no progress in reversing the deadly and embarrassing statistics. Statewide, 225 people died...
May 22, 2013 - 9:57am